Presentation on theme: "English I Vocabulary Unit 4 Infernal Adjective Synonym: Terrible, Aweful If something is “infernal,” it means that it is… …of hell. …from hell. …working."— Presentation transcript:
Oblivion The state of being thrown away or forgotten. Remember, this is a noun! Think of “oblivion” as an actual place something (or someone) goes if they are thrown away or forgotten. NOUN Synonym: a forgotten place
The Inferior Five used to be a very popular comic book, but now it has been cast into oblivion.
Faced with steep competition and a lack of money, Circuit City fell into oblivion.
Harangue A long and intense verbal attack. NOUN Synonym: a lecture, a scolding
The teacher delivered a harangue so terrifying that the students didn’t misbehave for the rest of the year.
The boss launched into a vicious harangue when he found out Ted lost the company car.
Convalescent As a NOUN: A person recovering from an illness or operation. As an ADJECTIVE: Recovering from an illness or operation. Synonym: Sick Person Synonym: recovery NOUN or ADJECTIVE
The hospital would invite clowns to visit convalescents to cheer them up. Kill me now.
Nestled in the mountains of Hawaii, Crawford’s convalescent home is the perfect place to relax and get well.
Colic A pain in the abdomen or bowels. NOUN Synonym: Stomach Pain
Ernie was winning the pie- eating contest until the colic hit him. Burrrrrrrrrrrrp.
Babies who have colic will cry every moment they are awake. DO NOT WANT!!!
ASCERTAIN To find out definitely. VERB Synonym: Find out
Sherlock Holmes used logic and reason to ascertain the solution to the world’s greatest mysteries.
The owners of the hotel set up a camera to ascertain if the place was haunted and took this shocking picture.
Petrified numbed or paralyzed with astonishment, fear, horror, or other strong emotions. Adjective Synonym: Frozen in fear
Scooby Doo and Shaggy were petrified at the sight of Old Man Gribble’s Ghost!
As the volcano exploded, the residents at the base of the mountain were petrified in terror.
Lull Verb To lead into a false sense of security. To be less alert or aware. Synonym: calm down
Claiming to hate war, Hitler lulled his enemies until it was too late.
The Walrus and the Carpenter lulled the baby oysters onto shore and ate them.
Compulsory Adjective Required or mandatory. Synonym: required